Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I'm with ya', Chuck

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4 comments:

Anne said...

Intereting.

Dew said...

E,

I know you only from Shaun's and Brant's shlog/blogs. I'm a fellow h-towner and as we discuss and read on these blogs, I'm becoming more and more disenchanted with the current big church model. And in houston we like our big churches.

I guess the reason why I'm writing you is because I was hoping you might know of some other options for local churches that might have the same kind of values/beliefs we discuss.

I hope this question isn't out of line, but there are just so many churches in the area, ya know. Also, it looks like from your blog info, you live in the Spring area and I live in the Friendswood/Clear Lake area, so I'm not sure how much you can help. But it's worth a try and I sure do appreciate any help. Thanks and God Bless!

euphrony said...

Dew,
I, too, am sick of the excesses and lack of community and the "everything takes place within these walls" mentality. That being said, I am still in a relatively large church (>1000 in average attendance). I try to influence and change what I can within, but I do not limit my spiritual activities to this group or their set activities.

Unfortunately, from my experience, 99% or so of churches are more or less the same in this regard. Instead of pure disenchantment, I have a resignation to that fact. I accept that I want and need this time to "go to church", though I never make it so chore-like, and I accept that I want and need community in a smaller sense. So, like I said, I work in the large church setting to move towards good things while I also try to work and live in smaller group settings. (One example is the Inspired to Action site that I work on with a small group of on-line friends.)

Don't know if this helps you any, but thanks for stopping by and commenting.

dew said...

E,

Thanks for your comment and time, it is very helpful. I will check out the Inspired to Action site and hopefully get to utilize it.

I guess I'm a little frustrated with my huge church and looking for something different and more personal.

And btw, you said on your profile that you work for an oilfield services company and I work for KBR Energy & Chemical. I thought that was interesting. Thanks again!

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